Friday, September 12, 2014

Celebrating Green!

Yes, We Celebrate Colors

Each week we focus on a different color.  We learn how to spell the color's name and we write about things that are that same color.  This week was GREEN WEEK.

It's Not Easy Being Green

We colored and painted green things, we read stories about green things, and we wrote about things that are green.  On Friday we all wore green, we tasted green grapes, and we made green paint to take home.

Making Green:

Each child got a sandwich size Zip-lock bag with a squirt of yellow and a squirt of blue tempera in each of the bottom corners.  I had a parent do this and also she also removed the air and made sure to write the children's names on the bags with a Sharpie.
Try to keep the two puddles of paint separated if you can.
This paint in this bag already started to blend.

As my students finish their work with me in small groups, they each got their own bag to squish and mix the colors.  I loved watching their eyes light up when they saw the green appear out of blue and yellow.  
Kids continue to mix until they have lots of green paint.

They dropped their sandwich size bag into a quart size Zip-lock bag that had a green poem, 2 Q-Tips for painting, and a cute note stapled ABOVE the bag's plastic zipper.  We just sealed the quart size bag and hoped that this 2nd bag kept any green paint from finding its way out while on the school bus home.  
The green note says:  Today I mixed a little yellow with a little blue and made green!
It's hard to see the word "yellow".

Here's A Green Song for you:

Sing it to the tune of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat"
G-R-E-E-N, G-R-E-E-N,
I know how to spell green,
Caterpillars are green,
and I have ten,
I know how to spell green, G-R-E-E-N.

Celebrating Other Colors

We will celebrate orange next week by squeezing organic oranges to make our own juice.  
The following week we will celebrate purple by tasting purple grapes and mixing our red and blue Kinetic Sand to create purple sand.  

You Might Like...

Calendar cards to remind students which color we are celebrating.  We like to dress in the celebrated color each Friday and pose for a picture.
Cut these apart and place them in the pockets on your calendar pocket chart.  

Click HERE for the Calendar Color Cards.

Color notes for parents so they know which color their child should wear.   They come in English and Spanish.

Fill in the date and have your students color the crayon to match the color you are celebrating that week.
Click Here for the Color Notes in English and Spanish.

Our Color Pack gives you writing templates and colored class book covers so you can create class books for your classroom library.
Click the image.

Students trace the color name and illustrate something that is red.You can write it on lined paper for them to copy, or for pre-school or T.K. you can write it with a highlighter and they trace over it.

Great to go along with the book Mary Wore Her Red Dress.Students write their name at the beginning of line one and illustrate to match the text.This makes a great individual book too as there is a page for each color.
Click HERE for the Color Pack.

See you all tomorrow.
Palma :)


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